The human digestive system is a complex and vital part of the body. It is a long, coiled tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. In between, there are several important organs that help to break down food and absorb nutrients. These include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and rectum. It is responsible for breaking down food into nutrients, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body's cells. The digestive system also helps to ... [Read More]
Archives for November 2022
Why is it Imperative to Get a Colonoscopy Exam?
Are you aware that the five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer is 90% if the condition is caught and treated early in its progression? When used in diagnosing colorectal cancer and other colorectal conditions, colonoscopy has a distinction among gastrointestinal specialists as the most effective, dependable examination. The professionals at Austin Gastroenterology routinely perform colonoscopy screenings for patients throughout our community. Read on as our Austin, TX gastroenterology ... [Read More]
What are the Main Differences Between an Endoscopy and a Colonoscopy Exam?
Are you dealing with undiagnosed abdominal discomfort or gastrointestinal (GI) issues? An endoscopic procedure can serve as a minimally invasive process to evaluate the gastrointestinal problems you're suffering from. Our gastrointestinal doctors in Austin, TX utilize these exams in an effort to visualize the various areas of the gastrointestinal system. These options help lessen the need for more invasive procedures and long-lasting recovery times. An endoscopy is a commonly performed ... [Read More]
Reasons to See a Doctor Who Performs Colonoscopies
A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor examines the lining of the large intestine, which is the colon, rectum, and anus, and removes abnormal growths, called polyps. A long, flexible tube equipped with a tiny video camera is inserted through the rectum into the colon. The camera displays images of the inside of the colon on a video monitor, allowing your doctor to detect any abnormal growths, which may be precancerous or cancerous. Colonoscopies are generally performed as part of a ... [Read More]
Learn About Stomach Cancer Awareness This November
Many Americans likely know at least one person who has or who has had some form of cancer. You might even be affected by this disease. While many individuals know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, or other common types of cancer, stomach cancer is one type that can arise quietly and quickly, and often isn't diagnosed until the later stages. In an effort to bring awareness to this commonly silent disease, November has been named Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Below, you will discover a ... [Read More]